There is undeniable proof that water once existed on the planet Mars, a team of researchers has concluded in a series of 11 articles this week in a special issue of the journal Science.
A team of more than 100 scientists from numerous government agencies and universities, among them Mark Lemmon of Texas A&M Universitys College of Geosciences, co-wrote the articles. Lemmon was the principal author on one article and co-author on three others describing the work of Spirit and Opportunity, NASAs twin rovers that landed on Mars in January. The rovers landed in different locations on Mars and have been sending back data and images for the past 10 months.
The reports in Science focused on results from Opportunity, which is in a region of Mars called Meridiani Planum, although Lemmons article and one other described findings from both rovers regarding Mars atmosphere.
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